Friday, May 8, 2009

One of These Things is Not Like the Other . . .

From USCF's Complaint v. Polgar in San Francisco:
After viewing and copying USCF’s confidential communications, 
Defendants created a blog with the Google-owned service, 
Google, Inc. is located in the District. Defendants’ blog was entitled, USCFSaid. (the “Blog”). Defendants published some of the 
confidential communications taken from Hough’s email account on this Blog 
for third parties to view. At various times, Defendants have described the 
Blog as their source of the confidential emails in an effort to hide the fact 
that Defendants themselves stole and distributed these emails.

From a Motion for Protective Order filed by Susan Polgar in Texas yesterday:
For example, 
on a number of occasions, Defendants Kronenberger, Kronenberger Burgoyne, L.L.P., and their 
clients/co-defendants published privileged statements, strategy, and investigatory results in public 
fora, including on a website and blog owned or operated by the Defendants who are now invoking 
the privilege. A publicly viewable blog,, is a blog on which USCF 
board members regularly posted messages to each other regarding the state of affairs of the USCF. 
Posted on this blog for all the world to see were communications written by Karl Kronenberger to 
board members of the USCF. A true and correct copy of is attached 
hereto as Exhibit “A.”

Well isn't that special? Each side is accusing the other of creating the blog.

Hopefully, Google records will make the identity of the blog creator clear. Frankly, the allegations that USCF directors would post this material on a publicly viewable blog doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Also, all the messages were posted from the same account, which does not seem consistent with the allegations that "board members posted messages to each other." Further the account is named, "to fall on the ground from the sky", which seems to denote leaked material rather than a spot for board deliberation.

1 comment:

  1. "Hopefully, Google records will make the identity of the blog creator clear."

    ;-) quite clear indeed